AlderLaw complies with all State Bar rules when entering into fee-sharing agreements with other lawyers. The State Bar of California authorizes lawyers to share fees on a case as long as the client agrees to the arrangement in writing. To that end, our goal is to have all referral agreements authorized in writing by the client in advance of a case’s resolution so there is never a misunderstanding about the sharing of fees at the end of the case.
The amount of the referral fee percentage agreed upon depends on the individual circumstances of each case and is determined on a case-by-case basis. Some of the factors evaluated in determining an appropriate fee-sharing percentage are: the type of case, the risk level, the anticipated costs, the desired level of involvement of the referring attorney, and the stage of the litigation. AlderLaw has always been able to reach an equitable fee-sharing arrangement with our referring attorneys.
Please contact us if you have a case you want to refer to us, if you want to joint-venture with us, or if you are litigating a case that has reached a difficult stage and you need our assistance. We can assist in cases at any stage of litigation, dependent upon the facts of each individual case, and can even associate in as counsel on the eve of mediation or trial.